Synopses & Reviews
This teaching tool is designed with both self-study users and classroom users in mind, offering nine steps for learning ArcView GIS software that have been developed and tested at the GIS labs at Carnegie Mellon University. This hands-on approach simulates how a GIS project would be developed, covering map design, GIS outputs, importing spatial and data attributes, digitizing, address matching, spatial data processing, and spatial analysis. A companion CD-ROM includes additional exercises for each tutorial chapter provides and integrative cases that cut across chapters. The book also includes a full working copy of ArcView GIS software (good for 180 days from the date of installation) and all of the sample data required to run the exercises.
About the Author
Wilpen Gorr is a professor of Public Policy and Management Information Systems at Carnegie Mellon University. Professor Gorr's current projects include developing leading indicator forecast models for law enforcement, decision support systems for facility location decisions, and information systems for support of policy and planning in organizations.Kristen Kurland holds a joint faculty appointment at the H. John Heinz School of Public Policy and Management and Carnegie Mellon's School of Architecture. Her focus at CMU includes technologies in the fields of Computer Aided Design (CAD), Computer Aided Facilities Management (CAFM), and Geographical Information Systems (GIS). Kristen works closely with the School of ArchitectureAs Urban Laboratory and Heinz School Policy students on Urban Sustainability issues.